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Your guide to watching the 2022 Oscars on ABC15

Posted at 3:31 PM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-27 18:27:23-04

PHOENIX — Time to watch all of the nominated films so you can predict who will take home the night's top awards for Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Actress! Let us not forget about Best Directing, Animated Film, and Original Song.

The 94th Academy Awards show airs on Sunday, March 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on ABC15.

Here is everything you need to know about Oscars night.

When to watch?

The three-hour 94th Academy Awards telecast starts at 5 p.m. on ABC15. After the show, which could end as early as 8 p.m., ABC15 will have special news coverage through 10 p.m.

Who is hosting this year?

The current trend among awards shows is to have more than one presenter, and the Oscars will be no different. Instead of a traditional host for the show, there will be multiple presenters.

This year, comediennes Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes all received the honor, according to show producer Will Packer.

Make sure you tune in on Sunday, March 27 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and tweet along with us at @ABC15 during the show!

Impress your friends: Oscars fun facts

  • The official name of the Oscars is "Academy Award of Merit."
  • Since the first ceremony in 1929, more than 3,000 statues have been presented.
  • The Oscar statue weighs 8 1/2 pounds and is 13 1/2 inches tall. The statue depicts a knight holding a crusaders sword and standing on a film reel with five spokes, which represents the original five branches of the Academy (actors, directors, producers, technicians, and writers).
  • It is made of solid bronze and plated in 24-karat gold.
  • The origins of "the Oscars" nickname isn't 100% known, but it was officially adopted in 1939.
  • Extra awards are stored in the Academy's vault until next year's show.